Brechin City sink Peterhead to open account for season

Photo - Derek Watt
Photo - Derek Watt

No team looks forward to going to Balmoor to face Peterhead, so it was obvious Brechin City would get their maiden victory there.

Darren Dods’s side won a back-and-forth encounter 3-2 thanks to a goal from Dene Shields - returning from a lengthy injury lay-off - and a double from Robert Thomson.

Brechin went ahead twice only to be pegged back by Jim McInally’s Blue Toon, and in previous games the visitors would’ve probably conceded more goals from that position.

But this time, what was close to the manager’s preferred starting 11 showed immense character to keep battling and finally, after weeks of improved performances that produced no rewards, carve out a victory.

Dods was thrilled with the result and said his team now have to go and do the same again against Cowdenbeath on Saturday so they can pull away from the bottom of the League One table.

Darren said: “It’s great to get the first win, especially at Peterhead - I’ve not got a good record there as a player with Inverness or Forfar.

“We started well and had a few chances. The goals we lost were disappointing so we’ll work on that. But we kept getting pegged back and finding something else to keep coming and we managed to get something.

“I think we need to go for two wins in a row now, especially being at home. We need to get ourselves back into the pack above us with Cowdenbeath and Stranraer ahead.”